by Ralph Routon
Shani Davis of the United States couldn't pull off a double-gold in men's long-track speedskating at the 2010 Winter Olympics, but he did the next-best thing Saturday.
Davis, skating in the last pair of the night at the Richmond oval, raced to a time of 1:46.10 and won the silver medal, adding to his gold in the 1,000 meters.
Mark Tuitert of the Netherlands flashed to a time of 1:45.57, and nobody in the field of 39 skaters could challenge that.
That gives the United States two medals for the day, with two more possible in short-track speedskating at the Pacific Coliseum.
Katherine Reutter has advanced to the semifinals of the women's 1,500 meters, while former Colorado Springs resident Apolo Anton Ohno and American J.R. Celski have made the men's 1,000-meter semis. Both events will conclude later tonight.